Job dimension analysis of naval communications managers.
Mattox, Walter Charles Jr.
Elster, Richard S.
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A study of Naval Officers assigned to Communications Management billets was conducted to determine job requirements of those billets. The "executive position description questionnaire" developed by Hemphill  was used for the study. Analyses of data from 114 respondents to the questionnaire were conducted. Respondents were grouped into seven categories according to job type, and a mean score was computed for each of Hemphill's dimensions. Cluster analysis was used to develop six dissimilar clusters maximizing similarities among respondents within clusters. Cluster analyses revealed that jobs did not cluster along expected lines, such as P-Code vs non-P-Code. The only a priori distinction clearly reflected in the job clusters was line-function vs staff-function. A comparison of civilian executives to Communications Managers was also conducted. In general, the Communications Managers' jobs were below the 50th percentile on the civilian executive norms for these dimensions.
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